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History and Practice of the Art of Photography

or, The Production of Pictures Through the Agency of Light.

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Published: 1849
Language: English
Wordcount: 34,272 / 106 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 55.7
LoC Categories: NX, TR
Downloads: 3,461 236

Containing all the instructions necessary for the complete practice of the daguerrean and photogenic art, both on metalic plates and on paper.

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whose attempts were attended with success. Thinking, at that time, that it was necessary to place the sitters in a very strong light, they were all taken with their eyes closed.

Others were experimenting at the same time, among them Mr. Wolcott and Prof. Draper, and Mr. Morse, with his acustomed modesty, thinks that it would be difficult to say to whom is due the credit of the first Daguerreotype portrait. At all events, so far as my knowledge serves me, Professor Morse deserves the laurel wreath, as from him originated the first of our inumerable class of Daguerreotypists; and many of his pupils have carried the manipulation to very great perfection. In connection with this matter I will give the concluding paragraph of a private letter from the Professor to me; He says.

"If mine were the first, other experimenters soon made better results, and if there are any who dispute that I was first, I shall have no argument with them; for I was not so anxious to be the first to produce the result, as to



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